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LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF LOVE. English, Air (2/4 time). D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. A song by English composer and songwriter wikipedia:James_Hook (1746-1827), "sung with greatest applause at Vauxhall Gardens" in 1799. The melody was published on song sheets around the year 1800. It was printed by Edward Riley in Riley's Flute Melodies, vol. 1 (New York, 1814). The lyric begins:

James Hook

O listen to the voice of Love,
He calls my Daphne to the grove.
The primrose sweet bedecks the field,
The tuneful birds invite to rove.
To foster joys let splendour yield,
O listen, listen to the voice of Love.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - William Litten music manuscript collection (1800-1802) [Huntington].

Printed sources : - Huntington (William Litten's Tune Book), 1977; p. 42. Manson (Hamilton's Universal Tune-Book" Vol. 1), Glasgow, 1844; p.70.

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